Expanding Our International Footprint

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on January 30, 2014

Last week, we announced an exciting new opportunity for both the association and our member companies to increase their international footprint by showcasing products and services to the fast-growing Latin American market. AAIA has entered into a partnership with the Latin Expo Group to host a pavilion for our members at the Latin Auto Parts Expo in Panama City, Panama, July 9-11, 2014. 

The 2014 Expo will bring together buyers and exhibitors from throughout Latin America and beyond. Panama is an ideal trade show destination thanks to its political stability, a free trade agreement with the U.S. and strategic location as an entry point for entering Latin America.

The automotive aftermarket in Latin America is forecasted to grow more than 30 percent in the next few years and we want our association and our members to be in a position to benefit from this level of growth. In fact, we are looking ahead to 2015 when a new state-of-the-art convention center will be completed to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal.

We realize that July is just around the corner, so we are pushing hard to engage our members in the Expo by offering a 15 percent discount on booth pricing, education sessions, members-only meeting center and networking events.

For a full fact sheet about the Expo and AAIA pricing and member discounts, click here.

For more information, visit www.latinpartsexpo.com.